Valerie Ann Robinson, age 78, passed away peacefully after a brief, but aggressive battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of the late Donald “Doc” Robinson.
Valerie was born in Mountain Ash, Wales on September 26, 1943. She graduated from Markfield Secondary Modern senior school in Tottenham, England and worked a few jobs throughout the years, but her love and her life was wrapped around her home, family, husband, and children. She was the epitome of the wife, mother, and homemaker and took great pride in her work. When our dad, Doc, was alive they were active woodworkers and woodstove builders. They even had a small business, Dova Stoves. Her other great joys came from her beautiful gardens and handmade quilting. But she also had a bit of spice in her when her sports came on. No one better stand in front of the tele or call if Nascar was on or if Greg Biffle or Joey Logano were doing either well or poorly! Same could be said for soccer. She was a passionate Tottenham Hotspurs fan and could be very vocal when a match was on. We’ll miss those cheers Val.
She was the loving mother of son Steven Thompson and wife Theresa of Oxford and grandmother to their son, Zachary who we tragically lost in September of this year, daughter Jacqueline Korzon of Oxford, stepmother to Donnalee Robinson and husband Oguz Erkan of Sandy Hook, and Dorigene LaRosa and husband Chris of Wolcott, and nine other grand children: Rachel Cavallaro, Alyssa Korzon, Drew Korzon, Kyle LaRosa, Tyleigh LaRosa, Danielle Tucker, Jordan Schirillo, Yasemin Erkan, and Melina Erkan.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Valerie leaves many loved ones in England to cherish her memory; two sisters: Kathleen Fendick and Patricia Bull, an uncle, many cousins, and several nephews.
Relatives and friends may help us celebrate her life on Friday, November 5th, from 4-7 pm at the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North. There will be a service at 5 pm and all are welcome to share their loving memories of Valerie. At the request of the family, masks will be required inside the funeral home. Burial will private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. To sign Valerie’s guestbook or share a memory, please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.
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